Northwest Python Day 2009

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Northwest Python Day 2009

  1. 1. Python at Sun Ted Leung Principal Engineer, Dynamic Languages and Tools
  2. 2. Why?
  3. 3. PHP - 8.8% Python - 4.7% Perl - 4.3% JavaScript - 3.3% Ruby -3.1%
  4. 4. (September) PHP - 9.2% Python - 5% Perl - 4.8% JavaScript - 3.3% Ruby - 2.7%
  5. 5. Runtimes
  6. 6. CPython • Python 2.6 in OpenSolaris • IPS written in Python • DTrace probes for Python • Sun WebStack
  7. 7. Jython 2.5 • Full CPython 2.3/2.4/2.5 language feature support • Java classes now come in as new-style classes • More Python apps run on Jython • More standard libraries are supported • ast.py from CPython 2.6
  8. 8. Jython • 2 more betas, RC’s early Feb, final Mar? • Community • GlassFish (upcoming)
  9. 9. mlvm/DaVinci Machine • Modify the JVM to support dynamic languages better • JSR-292 • JDK 7
  10. 10. mlvm/DaVinci Machine • invokedynamic • interface injection • tail calls • continuations
  11. 11. Tools
  12. 12. NBPython • Community driven • Allan Davis • Jean-Yves Mengant • Amit Saha • Tor Norbye
  13. 13. NBPython • Code completion • Code Folding • Semantic Highlighting / Instant Rename • Debugger • Platform Manager
  14. 14. NBPython • Early Access atop NetBeans 6.5 • 1.0 in NetBeans 7.0 • CI builds or source for the brave
  15. 15. Challenges
  16. 16. • Migration • Packaging • Performance • Concurrency • Marketing/Evangelism

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